The Foundation for Burkitt Lymphoma Research is pleased to announce the publication of the first manuscript from the Burkitt Lymphoma Genome Sequencing Project in BLOOD on March 21, 2019. The manuscript is entitled GENOME-WIDE DISCOVERY OF SOMATIC CODING AND NONCODING MUTATIONS IN PEDIATRIC ENDEMIC AND SPORADIC BURKITT LYMPHOMA, and was accepted for publication on December 22, 2018 and pre-published on line as Blood First Editions paper, January 7, 2019. The article appears below, and is accompanied by a Commentary written by Professor Jonathan Strefford, University of Southampton, and Professor David Oscier, Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
The Foundation would like to extend sincere appreciation and congratulations to all the authors and their teams for the excellent work in executing and conducting this important study; collecting, sequencing, and analyzing the enormous amount of data; and developing the manuscript. Special thanks to Bruno Grande, Nick Griner, Daniela Gerhard, Ryan Morin, and Lou Staudt.